Vote for Racial Justice!

Moyana Olivia, an artist from Minnesota, wrote X-RAY to raise awareness to racial injustice and encourage people to take tangible action against police brutality by voting in the general election of November 2020.  Click here for more information on how to vote in your state.

Click here to watch the music video!

MABL's Silent Protest

On June 8, 2020, as the judicial system continued the constitutionally required due process of determining the guilt of one of the four officers involved in the murder of George Floyd, MABL and its supporters stood firmly in solidarity with Mr. Floyd, his family, and all those fighting in the quest for justice.

Join MABL in the fight for justice and racial equality.

CLE - Minnesota Judicial Selection Process

MABL's Judicial Selection Committee hosted a CLE on the Minnesota, Judicial Selection Process: Challenges Facing Applicants of Color and Strategies for Success on Monday, January 27, 2020.

MABL Virtual 2020 Scholarship GALA

Due to COVID-19 and health related concerns, the 2020 in-person Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and the MABL Foundation annual scholarship Gala will be cancelled. However, MABL will hold a virtual Gala and CLE in December 2020. This will allow MABL to award its Gala Scholarships and provide continuing legal education relating to the need for racial equity.


Referral / Member Search

Are you in need of a referral? Our members practice in a variety of areas. Search our member database here!


Judicial Selection Process

MABL proudly endorses qualified judicial candidates for appointment.
Qualified judicial candidates may formally apply for MABL endorsement using the process outlined by the Judicial Selection Committee. All endorsement requests must be completed by submitting a MABL Judicial Endorsement Application.


Job Board

Find your next legal job with MABL. Employers can post job opportunities and MABL members can stay up to date on new employment opportunities!

Board of Directors

Featured Members


Spiwe L. Jefferson

Membership level: Attorney Private Practice

Organization: Blackwell Burke P.A. (431 South Seventh Street, Suite 2500 Minneapolis 55415)


Traci Bransford

Traci V. Bransford

Membership level: Attorney Private Practice

Organization: Stinson Leonard Street LLP (50 S 6th St #2600 Minneapolis, MN 55402)


Upcoming Events

MABL Fall 2020 General Meeting

Nov 12, 2020 5:00PM—7:00PM

CLE – Emerging Voices Speaker Training

Nov 17, 2020 8:30AM—11:00AM


MABL 2020 Gala

Dec 14, 2020—Dec 20, 2020


Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers is to:
Promote and support the professional development of Black lawyers, judges, and law students in Minnesota; Address the legal issues affecting the Black community in Minnesota; and advance education, excellence, and racial equity in the pursuit of justice.